Ye Xinglan looked up at the sky, and said, "A day has already passed; what do we do next?"
Tang Wulin thought about this for a moment before replying, "Nothing. Let's just stay here and cultivate. All of us aside from Lizhi will undertake guard duty in shifts in groups of two while everyone else cultivates; we'll treat it as if we've gone into seclusion here. The abundance of life force energy here will be very beneficial to our cultivation."
Everyone nodded in response. Even though they'd just suffered through horrendous torture, they had to admit that this was a great place to cultivate. The life force energy in the air was the purest of natural energies, and it complemented their Mysterious Heaven Method very well. The effects of cultivating here were even more pronounced than cultivating on the Sea God's Island.
Xu Lizhi was still feeling quite fearful as he said, "I have a bad feeling that Old Demon Nightmare won't let us off the hook so easily."
Tang Wulin said in a grim voice, "We'll just have to take on whatever he throws at us. Everyone, remember not to eat any of the food or drink any of the water here. Drink the water that we brought with us sparingly, and make sure to be on your guard because they're definitely going to keep messing with us. If we take the initiative and try to seek them out, we're very susceptible to falling into traps as we're very unfamiliar with this place, so we have to wait for them to strike."
Everyone answered before beginning to cultivate.
Tang Wulin's calmness instilled everyone with a lot of confidence.
"What's that?" Xie Xie suddenly pointed up ahead.
Faint yellow mist was gradually surging toward them, and not just from the front; it was coming from all directions.
Tang Wulin hurriedly yelled, "Everyone, hold your breaths!"
As expected, Old Demon Nightmare was playing more tricks on them.
Tang Wulin made a hand signal to Yuanen Yehui as he spoke, and soul rings appeared around her body as she adopted her Titan Giant Ape martial soul. She lashed out with her fists, unleashing one Air Cannon blast after another to try and dispel the yellow mist around them.
However, right at this moment, a vast amount of yellow also began to rise up from underfoot, and all seven of them were quickly inundated.
In the instant before he fell unconscious, Tang Wulin's final thought was that they shouldn't have stayed at this place as Old Demon Nightmare had been the one who had led them here!
All seven of them slumped to the ground and quickly fell unconscious.
The yellow mist dissipated, and two figures appeared beside them.
Old Demon Scourge wore a wide smile on his face, and Old Demon Nightmare also wore a sinister grin.
"These little brats think they can outsmart me! Hehe! It's time to teach them a lesson," Old Demon Nightmare said in a cold voice.
Old Demon Scourge urged, "Alright, stop wasting time; let's see what these little guys are thinking."
When Tang Wulin woke up again, he discovered that he was still situated at the same place where he'd fallen unconscious, but all of his friends had disappeared.
He hurriedly rose to his feet with a grim expression on his face.
He was beginning to suspect whether this really was the military training location that the academy had intended for them to go to. Everything was extremely strange here, and why was it that this Old Demon Nightmare seemed to be more interested in torturing them then training them?
Just what kind of place was this demonic island?
"Argh!" A scream suddenly rang out, startling Tang Wulin in the process. The voice was very familiar and definitely belonged to someone he knew, but it wasn't one of Shrek’s Seven Monsters.
Who was it?
Tang Wulin hurriedly released his battle armor and Golden Dragon Spear. In this strange place, he had to constantly be on his game.
He had to find his friends, and in any case, Old Demon Nightmare had taken them to this place, so he couldn't stay here anyway.
After a brief pause for contemplation, Tang Wulin quickly rushed toward the direction where the scream had come from.
"Argh!" Another scream rang out, providing further auditory guidance to him. Tang Wulin traversed through the forest, and a lake suddenly appeared in his field of view up ahead.
A fair figure was lying on the ground with a shimmering silver spear in her hand as she slowly backed away. She was completely naked, and it appeared that she'd just been taking a bath. Before her was a giant python that was slowly closing in on her. The python was over 100 meters long and as thick as a water tank. Its massive head was as large as a small house, and its cavernous mouth was wide opened as it stalked its prey.
"Na'er!" Tang Wulin exclaimed before rushing forward without any hesitation.
Golden light flashed, and he unleashed his Golden Dragon Takes Flight, speeding up dramatically before arriving in front of Na'er in the blink of an eye.
That's right, the silver-spear-wielding woman was none other than Na'er. The giant python before her was emanating an extremely fearsome aura, and Tang Wulin let loose a thunderous roar of fury as he unleashed both his Golden Dragon Body and Golden Dragon Roar.
In the face of his Golden Dragon Roar, the giant python recoiled slightly before spreading open its gargantuan mouth again to try and swallow Tang Wulin whole.
Tang Wulin remained completely unfazed as he swept his Golden Dragon Spear horizontally through the air. With the enhancements from his Golden Dragon Body, his strength had been significantly boosted, and a resounding boom rang out as the giant python's head was swatted off to the side by his spear.
The python hissed with pain, and all of the scales on its massive body stood up on end as it quickly slithered toward him.
Tang Wulin adopted a serious expression as he summoned his Tyrant Dragon. It had already been more than a day since he'd last summoned the Tyrant Dragon, so he was able to summon it again here. In the face of such a massive enemy, his Tyrant Dragon was the perfect counter.
As soon as the Tyrant Dragon appeared, it opened its massive mouth before sinking its fangs into the giant python's neck. The python began to struggle with all its might, wrapping its entire body around the Tyrant Dragon's huge frame.
However, the Tyrant Dragon's forte lay in its immense bite force, and any living being that ended up between the jaws of Tyrant Dragon was basically as good as dead.
Tang Wulin turned around and was immediately rooted to the spot.
Na'er was already a young woman, as opposed to the little girl that she once was, and she was making no effort to cover her sensitive regions with her hands. A scorching sensation immediately welled up in Tang Wulin's lower abdomen, and he hurriedly bit down on the tip of his tongue to try and distract himself from his primal urges. He then quickly took off his outer layer of clothing before tossing it toward Na'er. "Put this on."
Na'er caught the clothes, yet she was staring up at Tang Wulin with tears shimmering in her eyes.
"You're so cruel, Big Brother; why don't you want me? Why am I so unappealing to you?"
She threw aside the clothes that Tang Wulin had given her before abruptly diving into his arms and encircling his body in a tight embrace.
Tang Wulin's entire body immediately stiffened, and he hurriedly said, "Don't be like this, Na'er; let's take care of this giant python first. Did you also come here for military training? If that's the case, then why did the pavilion master say that you disappeared?"
Na'er sobbed, "Teacher doesn't want me to be with you, so he got angry and sent me to this place. I've missed you so much, Big Brother; please don't leave me ever again!" Her arms tightened even further around Tang Wulin's body as she spoke.
Tang Wulin heaved a faint internal sigh, but was at a complete loss for words. However, he was still very happy that he'd been able to find his little sister.
He gently stroked Na'er's long hair, and said, "Come on, Na'er; let's take care of this giant python first."
Na'er said, "No, you have to tell me whether you'll choose her or choose me first."
Tang Wulin looked down at Na'er and was greeted by the sight of a pair of stubborn purple eyes.
"Na'er, I already made my feelings very clear to you on that day. I..." All of a sudden, his voice trailed off as he discovered that a cold look had appeared in Na'er's eyes. Immediately thereafter, a jolt of pain shot through his chest as a streak of silver light punctured his body.
Tang Wulin stared blankly down at Na'er. Her Silver Dragon Spear had already punctured through his chest.
She wore a twisted expression on her face. "Why? Why won't you choose me? I'm better than her in every way, yet you refused to choose me. If you don't want me, then you can die!"
She stirred her Silver Dragon Spear around in his chest as he spoke, and his life force quickly faded as his entire body spasmed from the excruciating pain.
"No, no, you're not Na'er! Na'er wouldn't do this to me!" All of a sudden, Tang Wulin's eyes lit up as he looked down at the sinister Na'er, and yelled, "You're not Na'er! Na'er wouldn't ever attack me! You're Old Demon Nightmare!"
Tang Wulin roared with fury as he swept his right golden dragon claws through the air, unleashing his Golden Dragon Annihilation.
Na'er instantly vanished like an illusion, and the giant python also disappeared. The surrounding area immediately began to twist and warp.
"With your mental fortitude, it's really no simple task to break you. Looks like it's time to take some extreme measures."
Everything turned illusionary, and Tang Wulin blacked out again.
When he woke up once again, he discovered that he'd already returned to the place where he'd first fallen unconscious. He sat up and reflexively laid a hand on his chest, and of course, there was no wound, nor was there a Silver Dragon Spear. It had all been an illusion, a nightmare!Previous Chapter Next Chapter